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Minority of cases: Performing tests may find potential problems which might benefit from interventions or early delivery. Pregnancies requiring or benefitting from cesarian delivery i.e. Placenta previa or breech presntations. Can begin planning for chidren with special needs & identify support groups and resources. Some parents to be can not face the future with child with major deformities requiring fulltime care. ...Read more
Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Especially if you have not missed a period yet. ...Read more
no: Serial blood quantatative HCG is the way to go. ...Read more
Yes: Yes is correct! the blood test will turn positive at least several days earlier. ...Read more
Consultation first: Every couple can learn something from meeting with a clinical geneticist. They evaluate both family trees & can identify genetic issues you may be at risk for. With this information they can focus on which if any conditions to look for. There are in excess of 200 gene related defects they can identify, but there is no test that will identify all & many are studied only in a couple labs in the US. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can decidual bleeding during early pregnancy give you a false negative pregnancy test after having tested positive?
Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.
Some and yes: The cf-DNA can detect many genetic anomalies but it is not 100% and when positive is usually confirmed by an amniocentesis for a full karyotype. The amniocentesis is the gold standard for detecting genetic anomalies . Sampling of the placental tissue _ ie: chorionic villus sampling would be comparable to an amniocentesis and can be performed earlier in the pregnancy. ...Read more
Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?
Urine tests were positive for pregnancy last week. This week blood tests showed 14 hcg and urine test is negative. Is miscarriage 100% certain?
False positive: False-positive results can occur if a woman has recently had : 1) A pelvic exam. To reduce the risk of a false-positive result, it is important that a fetal fibronectin test be done before a manual pelvic exam. 2) Sexual intercourse. 3) Uterine contractions. 4) Bleeding from the vagina. Discuss this with your OB if you have questions ...Read more
Hcg levels possible miscarriage
18,32,62 hCG levels progesterone 49,16,23 have had heavy bleeding with clots is this a miscarriage?
Looks like you are: Miscarrying. Unfortunately I have no idea how many weeks you are, and I also don't know if there was ever an ultrasound done to confirm an intrauterine embryo, and whether or not fetal heart tones were detected. I see you posted this question many hours ago, so I suspect you have sought emergency care already. If you haven't, please do. Wishing you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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